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    Hour 4: Mahomes or Burrow?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 45:40

    The guys continue to react to the Broncos hiring Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett. Joe Fortenbaugh joins to preview championship weekend & play House Money. The guys play Take Your Pick with matchups from Chiefs/Bengals & Rams/49ers.

    Hour 3: Hiring Hackett the First Step?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 44:33

    Is bringing in Nathaniel Hackett the first step in landing Aaron Rodgers for Denver? Alan Hahn joins to talk about the Knicks. Adam Schefter joins to tell us the timeline of Nathaniel Hackett being hired by the Broncos.

    Hour 2: Broncos Hire Nathaniel Hackett

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 43:01

    How will Aaron Rodgers potentially leaving Green Bay impact Justin Fields? The guys react to the breaking news that the Broncos are hiring Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett to be their new head coach. Damien Woody & Mark Schlereth join to react to the Broncos hiring Hackett. Bruce Pearl joins to talk about his #1 ranked Auburn Tigers.

    Hour 1: Could Rodgers end up in the AFC South?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 43:55

    When will Brady & Gronk make their decisions on if they'll play or not next season...and how will that impact Bruce Arians' future in Tampa? The guys react to AB laying some heavy allegations on the Bucs. Jim Irsay's 1 am tweet has everyone wondering if the Colts will be trying to upgrade at the QB position again this offseason...and if Aaron Rodgers will be the guy the go get. Dianna Russini joins to talk about Aaron Rodgers' future and how a year off will do Sean Payton a lot of good.

    Hour 4: Payton to Dallas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:26

    Where does Sean Payton end up coaching next? Tim Kurkjian joins to talk about Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens not getting into the Hall of Fame. Kenny Clark joins to talk about the Packers' disappointing loss to the 49ers in the divisional round and if he thinks Aaron Rodgers will be back next season.

    Hour 3: What About Bieniemy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:38

    The guys talk about the James Harden/Sixers rumors. Roman Harper joins to talk about Sean Payton and his impact on the Saints & the city of New Orleans. Troy Vincent joins to talk about the overtime rules and why Eric Bieniemy hasn't been afforded the same opportunities as other coaches.

    Hour 2: Sean Payton steps away

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:08

    The guys continue to react to Sean Payton stepping away from the Saints. Key ranks the best coaches in the NFL in Key's Real Rankings. Kimberley A. Martin joins to talk about the futures of Sean Payton & Aaron Rodgers. Plus...are the Titans the best fit for Aaron Rodgers?

    Hour 1: Ripple Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:41

    The guys react to Sean Payton stepping away from the Saints and the Bears hiring Ryan Poles as their new GM. What offseason move could potentially have the biggest impact on the NFL? And what's the future of Aaron Rodgers look like?

    Hour 4: Following Tom's Footsteps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 45:23

    What does the future hold for Aaron Rodgers now that they've been knocked out of the playoffs? How likely is it that he'd be the replacement for Tom Brady in Tampa Bay? Also, 2x NBA Champion & 710 ESPN's Mychal Thompson joins the show to talk about his son Klay, and the trajectory of the Lakers. Plus, how likely is it that the Cowboys try to move on from Mike McCarthy in favor of Sean Payton?

    Hour 3: Sean Payton's Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 45:25

    How likely is it that Sean Payton is not the head coach of the Saints next season? Where is Aaron Rodgers going to play net year? Also, Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown joins the show to talk about what the future holds for Tom Brady. Plus, can Joe Burrow lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl?

    Hour 2: Cowboys Coaching Decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 44:32

    How likely is it that Mike McCarthy will get fired, and Sean Payton will get hired by the Cowboys? If Jimmy G makes another Super Bowl will they be able to move on from him? ESPN NFL Analyst Jeff Saturday joins to talk about that and more. Plus, what will the next steps be for Aaron Rodgers & Tom Brady?

    Hour 1: Brady Done?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 42:20

    Is Tom Brady going to retire before next season? Sean Payton's time in New Orleans might be done. What's the next move for him? When will we get clarity on Aaron Rodgers' future? Plus, ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano joins the show!

    Hour 4: Rodgers' Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 43:04

    The guys discuss how insane this weekend was in the NFL, and what we could expect going forward. Also, ESPN Packers Reporter Rob Demovsky joins the show to talk about Aaron Rodgers' legacy, and what could happen with him moving forward. Plus, Monday Night Football Analyst Louis Riddick gets fired up over what he saw in the Divisional Round!

    Hour 3: New Giants GM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 44:30

     The react to the Giants hiring new GM Joe Schoen, and discuss where they go from here. Also, Keyshawn's "Key Observations" from a wild weekend in the NFL. Plus, will Tom Brady retire after the season? ESPN NFL Reporter Jeremy Fowler stops by to talk about that, and where some of the NFL's head coaching searches are!

    Hour 2: Brady's Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 45:30

    Is Tom Brady going to retire after this season? ESPN Football Analyst Dan Orlovsky joins to brag about Matt Stafford's incredible performance yesterday. Also, Former Packers RB Ahman Green joins to talk about Aaron Rodgers' future. Plus, should the NFL change their OT rules?

    Hour 1: Best Weekend Ever?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 44:26

    Was this the best weekend of football we've ever seen in the NFL? The Chiefs beat the Bills in a crazy OT game. Does the NFL OT rule need to be changed? Did Matt Stafford finally prove how good he can be? Also, the guys go No Huddle on the 4 games from the weekend. Plus, ESPN NFL Analyst Rex Ryan joins the show!

    Hour 4: HOF Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 45:35

    The guys welcome in Pro Football HOF member Ronnie Lott to preview the Divisional Weekend of the NFL Playoffs before going across the NBA landscape with ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and more.

    Hour 3: Hot Seat in Dallas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 45:15

    The guys discuss if Mike McCarthy is on the hot seat in Dallas before welcoming in Pro Football HOF member Derrick Brooks and present what is at stake for each team in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs and more.

    Hour 2: Four Downs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 47:36

    The guys look closely at the matchup between the Buccaneers and Rams and wonder if Sunday could actually be Tom Brady's last game. They also welcome in ESPN Football Analyst Harry Douglas before going through Four Downs and more.

    Hour 1: Goodbye to Legends?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 44:15

    The guys continue to preview the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs and wonder if we could be seeing the final games of Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady in their current uniforms. They also talk about Russell Westbrook responding to getting benched before talking with ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano and more.

    Hour 4: Blame Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 43:16

    The guys continue to discuss who deserves the blame for the Cowboys coming up short yet again in the postseason. Also, ESPN Daily Wager Contributor Joe Fortenbaugh gets you set for a huge gambling weekend. Plus, Former Titans & Rams head coach Jeff Fisher joins the show!

    Hour 3: Ja for MVP?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 45:47

    Who is the front runner for the NBA MVP race right now? What Coach/GM combo should the New York Giants be interested in bringing in? Also, ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody tells you who deserves the blame for the Cowboys loss. Plus, Take It or Shake It!

    Hour 2: Westbrook Benched

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 44:44

    Russell Westbrook was benched after the Lakers loss last night. What is it that's gone so wrong for him and them? Also, the guys play Take Your Pick with some of the biggest NFL matchups this week. Plus, Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick joins the show!

    Hour 1: The Slap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 44:31

    Bruce Arians was fined $50k for slapping Andrew Adams in the helmet. The guys discuss whether or not Arians was in the wrong for that. The Lakers lost again last night. What is their biggest issue right now? Also, how secure is Mike McCarthy's job next season? Key & Max yell at each other about good coaches getting fired. after winning a Super Bowl in that organization. Plus, ESPN NFL Reporter Dianna Russini joins to discuss that with the guys.

    Hour 4: Ed Orgeron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 44:13

    Former LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron joins the show to talk about his former QB Joe Burrow, and whether he can lead the Bengals to a Super Bowl. Also, what should the Steelers do at QB moving forward? Plus, ESPN NFL Draft Expert Mel Kiper!

    Hour 3: Giant Opportunity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 45:39

    Who should the Giants be targeting in the draft this year? Keyshawn & Max debate how big someone has to be to be a "big receiver." Also, the guys discuss why Odell has been so successful with the Rams. Plus, ESPN NBA Analyst Jeff Van Gundy joins to talk about whether Ja Morant is in the MVP hunt, and why the Lakers are struggling so badly right now.

    Hour 2: Flores to the Bears?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 44:46

    Is Brian Flores the best candidate for the Bears job? Will Joe Burrow win a Super Bowl with the Bengals? Where does Justin Herbert rank among current players in the NFL? Also, ESPN NFL Reporter Kimberley A. Martin stops by to play Hot News or Not News. Plus, Jay reacts to Duke's surprising loss to FSU last night!

    Hour 1: Dak's Apology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 43:40

    What has allowed OBJ to be so successful with the Rams when he struggled so much with the Browns? Dak Prescott apologized for comments made about officials after the game. The guys explain why they don't hold it against him. Also, Real or Not Real on which remaining playoff QB's will win a Super Bowl with their current team. Plus, ESPN Milwaukee's Jen Lada previews Packers/49ers!

    Hour 4: Unlimited Options?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 44:54

    ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Mike Tannenbaum rejoins the guys. Where is the most likely landing spot for Russell Wilson next season? What's next for the Raiders GM & head coaching spots? Also, ESPN 710's D'Marco Farr joins the guys to talk about Matt Stafford picking up his first ever playoff win.

    Hour 3: Shut Up Nerds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 44:56

    ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Mike Tannenbaum joins the show to talk about what the future holds for Zach Wilson, where Russell Wilson might end up, what he thought of the Rams/Cardinals game, and if Mike McCarthy should be fired. Plus, LeBron spoke on the Magic Johnson drama for the first time.

    Hour 2: Chocolate Cake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:31

    Which team/QB do you have the most confidence in heading in to the divisional round? Andy Reid compared winning the Super Bowl to chocolate cake. Keyshawn gives his Real Rankings of the best QB's left in the playoffs right now. Also, ESPN NFL Analyst Jeff Saturday joins to talk about the Rams win over the Cardinals. Plus, the guys play To The Max on which coaches will be on the hot seat heading in to 2022.

    Hour 1: Cardinal Sin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 43:06

    Kyler Murray and the Cardinals got crushed by the Rams last night. Will they ever be able to take the next step? How good can the Rams be right now? Also, the Raiders fired GM Mike Mayock. Who is going to be their head coach next season? Plus, Stephen Jones is confident that that Mike McCarthy will return. ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano joins to talk about that, and play Overreaction or Not an Overreaction!

    Hour 4: Prescott Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 44:11

    The guys continue to discuss the end of the Cowboys game. Who deserves the blame for how things played out? 3x Super Bowl Champion & former Dallas Cowboy's Fullback Daryl 'Moose' Johnston stops by to talk about why he doesn't believe they should fire Mike McCarthy. Plus, the Bengals game featured a controversial call!

    Hour 3: Cowboy Catastrophe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 43:18

    The conversation around the botched ending of the Cowboys game continues. Where does Jerry Jones take this team from here, and will he fire Mike McCarthy? Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys Reporter Clarence Hill Jr. joins the show the discuss that. Also, 7x All-Pro Steve Tasker joins the guys to talk about Josh Allen's epic performance. Plus, the guys discuss KD's injury, and the Lakers/Magic Johnson drama!

    Hour 2: Dallas Disaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 43:29

    The guys continue to discuss the botched ending of the Cowboys game. Who deserves the blame for that? ESPN Football Analyst Dan Orlovsky joins the discuss that. Plus, Key Observations!

    Hour 1: McCarthy Malfunction?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 44:45

    The Cowboys lost to the 49ers last night after another clock management issue. What does that loss mean for Mike McCarthy's future as Dallas' head coach? ESPN NFL Analyst Rex Ryan joins that to talk about that and more. Plus, the guys go No Huddle on some of the biggest storylines from Super Wild Card Weekend!

    Hour 4: Jim Kelly & Nate Newton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:26

    The guys look ahead to this weekend's games. Jim Kelly joins to tell us why the Bills can beat the Patriots for the second time this season. Nate Newton joins to talk about the Cowboys/49ers rivalry.

    Hour 3: Barry Sanders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 46:56

    The guys react to the Knicks trading for Cam Reddish. Barry Sanders joins to talk about if you can still build a team around a running back. Harry Douglas joins to preview Super Wild Card Weekend. And we play Take It or Shake It.

    Hour 2: Allen Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 44:23

    The guys continue to react to the Texans firing David Culley. Allen Robinson joins to talk about the Bears disappointing season and his impending free agency. We preview Super Wild Card Weekend with Four Downs. Mike Reiss joins to talk about the third matchup between the Bills & Patriots this season.

    Hour 1: Texans fire Culley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:03

    The guys react to the Texans firing David Culley after just one season. Chris Ballard's comments about Carson Wentz have everyone wondering if he'll be the Colts QB next season. Dan Graziano joins the guys to play Reputation vs. Reality.

    Hour 4: Dominant Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 44:26

    Joe Fortenbaugh joins to preview Super Wild Card Weekend and play House Money. Nick Friedell joins to talk about the Nets getting the best of the Bulls last night. Jay & Max don't trust John Mara to make the right GM hire.

    Hour 3: What's next for the Giants?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 44:19

    The Nets get a big win over the Bulls. Max & Jay can't trust John Mara to make the right decisions. Bart Scott joins to talk about Josh Allen and the cold weather in Buffalo. The guys play Take Your Pick to determine which QBs they trust the most this weekend.

    Hour 2: Josh Allen & the cold

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 44:15

    The Bears' head coaching search continues...could their guy be Ryan Day? The guys try to decide if teams are Real or Not Real Super Bowl contenders. Damien Woody joins to talk about Josh Allen and the cold weather in Buffalo. Plus, we hit on another Lakers' loss and Ben Simmons' status in A to Z.

    Hour 1: Who Has the Most Pressure?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 43:51

    The Nets Big 3 pick up a big win over the Bulls. The guys look ahead to Super Wild Card Weekend. Do the Steelers have a chance to beat the Chiefs? Big Ben certainly doesn't think so. How much pressure is on the Cowboys after Jerry Jones implied it was Super Bowl or bust in Dallas? Dianna Russini joins to talk about playoff pressure.

    Hour 4: Belichick's Coaching Tree

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 43:42

    Shaun O'Hara joins the guys to talk about the Giants firing Joe Judge. Paul Finebaum joins to talk about Georgia's national title win on Monday. Anthony Munoz joins to talk about if he was wrong about the Bengals drafting Ja'Marr Chase and what he expects from Cincy on Wild Card Weekend. Plus, the guys talk about why Bill Belichick's coaching tree isn't very good.

    Hour 3: Box Office Ja

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 42:46

    Dave Rothenberg joins to react to the Giants firing Joe Judge. Kimberley Martin joins to play Believe It or Not. The guys talk about Ja Morant and his emergence into one the most must-see players in the NBA.

    Hour 2: Rodgers buries Judge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 42:13

    Keyshawn doesn't agree with one guy the Bears are interviewing for their GM job. Aaron Rodgers gets a shovel and buries Joe Judge's decision to QB sneak on 2nd & 3rd down in Week 18. Adam Amin joins to preview Bulls/Nets.

    Hour 1: Joe Judge Fired

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 43:48

    The guys react to the Giants firing Joe Judge. Are Baker Mayfield and Carson Wentz the answer at QB for their respective teams? Jermaine Wiggins joins to preview Pats/Bills on Saturday.

    Hour 4: Top 2?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 43:55

    Where does Kirby Smart rank among head coaches in college football right now? Also, Former Colts DB Darius Butler joins the show to talk about whether he's concerned with Carson Wentz, and what he thinks about the slew of head coach firings. Plus, ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Mike Tannenbaum rejoins the guys to give his top 5 coaching openings right now!

    Hour 3: Say It Ain't Joe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 43:39

    Mike Tannanbaum joins the guys to talk about what the Giants should do with Joe Judge. Will he keep his job for next season? Also, Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey joins the show to talk about the National Championship, and the Ravens season. Plus, is Tom Brady the MVP right now?

    Hour 2: Bill Parcells

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 43:36

    Pro Football Hall of Famer & 2x Super Bowl Champion head coach Bill Parcells joins the guys to discuss the head coaching firings yesterday, and which jobs are the most attractive moving forward. Also, Key's Real Rankings on which college coaches are now under the most pressure to win a National Championship. Plus, SEC Network's Benjamin Watson breaks down Georgia's win over Alabama.

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